Low Cost Suppressor Line

Radical Firearms Suppressor

Radical Firearms announced a new line of low cost sound suppressors for the shooting public. There are four “cans” in this lineup and cover both rimfire and centerfire rifle calibers. Here is a quick look at what the company is now offering:

RF 7.62 SS Suppressor

This sub-$500 suppressor is made of stainless steel and finished in a high temperature Cerakote process. It is about 9″ long and has a diameter of 1.5″. It weighs about 23.6 ounces and fits threaded barrels with a 5/8×24 pattern. As the name suggests, it is rated for .308 Win and similar calibers. The suggested retail price is $499.99.

RF 5.56 Direct Thread Suppressor

Another thread on suppressor, the Radical Firearms 5.56 DT can has the same diameter as the 7.62 above, but is slightly shorter at only 7″ long. Rated for the 5.56 NATO cartridge, the suppressor is 22.2 ounces in weight. It is threaded for 1/2×28 and carries a suggested retail price of $399.99.

RF 22 LR Direct Thread Suppressor

This suppressor is designed for rimfire cartridges and has a size and weight that reflects that. It is 5.5″ long with a diameter of less than one inch. The weight is a reasonable 6 ounces and the price is fairly attractive at $219.99. It can be disassembled for cleaning and is finished in high temp Cerakote.

RD 22 LR Integrally Suppressed Barrel

Last, but not least, in the new line is a replacement Ruger 10/22 barrel that includes integral suppression. The unit is user-serviceable and is a direct replacement for the factory barrel. The assembly weighs 1.5 pounds and costs $399.99 retail. Although the details are slightly different, this appears to be the same suppressor I wrote about in October.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Renegade

    Just how many of y’all are in Texas?

    • Machinegunnertim

      I am. Got a 5.56 Saker and a Surfire 7.62 mini.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    22.2oz direct thread 556… lolno

    You’re getting too much of what you’re paying for with this. Only people new to NFA think its a game you can “save money” at. These fans will cost you their price, plus the price of a good can you replace it with.

    • SirOliverHumperdink

      I’m not new, and prefer to spend less. $400 for for something that probably costs $30 to make is still too much.

      • Budogunner

        I have an old carbon steel YHM Phantom 762 I got for multi-role use. It sees use on my 5.56 precision AR, SAW style drum fed 5.56 AR, my .300 BLK AR, and my .308 bolt gun.

        It is heavy as hell but, as dangerous as it is to admit on here, I’m no operator.

        It has put many smiles on many faces over the years and was definitely worth the money vs. Multiple cans dedicated to calibers and platforms. It is full auto rated for 5.56 and can handle up to .300 Win Mag. Suits me fine.

        • Cymond

          “as dangerous as it is to admit on here, I’m no operator”

          You’ll catch far more criticism for claiming to be a super trained operator with credentials too secret to even reveal where you trained.

    • Laserbait

      The web site lists 20.4 ounces for both the 5.56 and 7.62. That’s about on par with the Saker, and Specwar, for less than half the price. True, the RF cans aren’t rated for full auto, but if you don’t need FA capability you can save $400-$1000. Put that savings into ammo, or rifle upgrades.

      These are ideal for the guy/gal that wants something inexpensive that they can toss on their hunting rifle, or the person that varmint hunting off a bench. Even the people that go the range and bench their rifle at 100 and try and beat their own score will really appreciate these cans. Heck, I’d get the 7.62 version for a 10″ barreled bolt action 300 BLK, and permanently attach it to avoid a SBR stamp.

      Not everyone needs (or wants) a $1000 can, they’re not operators, doorkickers, or competitors.

    • Squirreltakular

      All I heard was “the quality of these is low, even though I’ve never seen nor held one, and people that buy cheap things suck.”

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I’m willing to bet if the NFA taxes were dropped and Suppressors moved to unregulated (one can hope) or at least to Title 1, then we’ll see a HUGE increase in sales and prices drop drastically just from sheer volume.

    • Budogunner

      Don’t forget wait times extending into years…

      • Laserbait

        The wait time for my Omega was less than three months.

        • Budogunner

          If the NFA went away, and/our suppressors were unregulated, wait times would explode due to demand vastly outstripping supply. That’s what I was getting at.

          • Laserbait

            Oh yes, you are completely correct there!

          • Cymond

            On the other hand, if suppressors were unregulated, then everybody and their brother would be building them. Like oil filter adapters.

            Speaking of those adapters, look at how cheap and easy they are to buy. Suppressor parts would be like that.

      • Treyh007

        Yea I don’t think it’s like that anymore, my last 2 have been in my hands at around 3-4 months. I hear it use to take up to a year.

  • CTFish

    $200 seems cheap for a stainless monoxide 22. Looking forward to reviews.